Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedInMany young people these days have probably completely forgotten about checks. There are six fields you will need to fill out: the date, who the check will be made out to, the dollar amount written in numbers, the dollar amount written in words, the “memo” so you know what the check was for, and finally your signature. It is important to know when a check is written for record-keeping purposes and maintaining your budget.
On the line below “Pay To The Order Of”, you will write out the amount of the check in words. Like a credit card receipt, your signature on a check is required to authenticate and authorize the transaction. After you’ve completely filled out all 6 fields, below is a copy of what your check should look like. I have found that personal checking deposit slips are a little bit different than business checking deposit slips.  The main difference is that a business checking slip anticipates that you will have a lot more checks to deposit so there is usually many lines for making entries. But back to deposit slips: I also have been told to enter the bank number, not the check number.
I used to work at a bank (over 30 years ago) and I was taught to do deposit slips the same way you do.
Can you please explain how to batch checks, the acceptable maximum number of checks to put in each batch, and how to list them on the deposit slip. There are six fields you will need to fill out and I have numbered them in the image below. Here you can write whatever you want for your own information if the bill you are paying doesn’t require something different. Most banks return scanned images of your checks with your bank statements or at least offer you some way to view an image of a check so this might help you remember what it was for. If you do sign a check and someone finds it they can write out a check to themselves for the whole balance of your bank account!
Here is a final version of what your completed check should look like after you have filled it out. About Lance CothernLance Cothern, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the founder of Money Manifesto. I didn’t know how to write a check when I left for college years ago…this post would sure have come in handy then!
I’m actually 23 and I just now had to write my first check and I looked on your site to refresh my memory. But, there are incidents when you have to write a check–rent, paying a friend back, splitting the household expenses with someone and so you need to write them a check for your half, etc. It might be all that matters for the automated process but if you contest it what would win? Oh yeah, this has a good SEO visit chance, just get this somehow on first page, you’ll get tons of traffic. I thought this was ridiculous at first, but then I guess lots of people these days really don’t do checks anymore.
I wouldn’t be suprised if it still cashed but I bet if you contested it the bank who cashed it would get in trouble. I stared at this post for about a few minutes to figure whether you were being serious or just sarcastic, then I realized that some people really need to look this stuff up.
This comes up a lot but it still blows my mind that many people aren’t taught this in school? Checks must be endorsed (signed) before you or someone else can cash them or deposit them into an account.


Restrictive Endorsement – the check can only be deposited into your account and not made out to cash. If you choose to stop payment on a check, you must have legitimate grounds – if you write a check and then stop payment without good reason, you may create civil or even criminal liability for yourself. Make sure to spell the business or person’s name properly or they will not be able to deposit or cash the check. Be very careful and accurate when writing in the dollar amount to avoid overpaying or underpaying. You are not required to fill in this field, but it can be used for record-keeping purposes to remind you what the check was for or what bill you paid off.
A check is not valid unless it is signed and you should never sign one until all the information on the check is completely filled out. I remember learning how to correctly fill out a deposit slip similar to how you described in the article, but these days I can deposit straight from the ATM without even needing an envelope. You can write it out pretty much however you want but you must include the month, date and year.
Make sure to use the appropriate name so that the person or business you are writing the check to can deposit or cash it.
Make sure that you put a decimal place in the proper spot! If the check is over 3 digits you can use commas as well. Some businesses like you to write your account number or an invoice number in the memo field so they can keep track of what you are paying for. If you think someone you know could get help from this post please pass it along to a friend or bookmark it for future use.
You can read more about him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest. If I can help a couple people from having to be embarrassed of asking the question I will be happy. All sarcasm aside it was the best picture I could find with my limited picture finding abilities.
I just wrote one for my children’s preschool and I asked the teacher if we can pay online. What prompted me to write this is I had to pay my flood insurance with a check by mail *vomit*.
And for younger people, they may never have done checks before, so actually, this is quite handy! We had a whole 2 week budget lesson in Home Ec where we had to write out checks to pay bills and earned money by doing home work and made an actual monthly budget. Endorsing a check means making a specific notation on the back of the check so the financial institution will know what to do with it. It will include a specific notation as to who may cash the check, as well as your signature and account number. With debit and credit cards, bank transfers, ACH and wire transfers, PayPal, and other mediums, it doesn’t seem like we use personal checks all that often anymore, unless you run a business or choose to get your paycheck via actual check. Afterwards, I strike a line through the rest of the empty space to prevent anyone from adding more words or increasing the dollar amount on the check. Some businesses will ask you to write your account number or the invoice number in the memo field to make sure there are no mix-ups in regards to what account and bill you are paying. Otherwise, you may just be signing over a blank check or one that can be adjusted for a higher amount. Like any financial issue, doing it right the first time and avoiding problems in the future will save you a ton of effort and headache in the long-run.


I inquired at Wells Fargo to see if they had that option and they didn’t know what I was talking about.
I have to admit, it makes me a little nervous to trust each paycheck to the performance of an automated teller, but unfortunately my bank account charges almost $8 a month just to make trips to see the person behind the desk. I’m so glad we can deposit checks from home with a scanner or remotely with our phones.
To stop payment on a check, you must provide the details of the check and sign off on documentation. To avoid any confusion, embarrassment, or financial mistakes, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a check. Furthermore, be sure to ask businesses what name they want on the check since some companies are subsidiaries or have DBAs (“Doing Business As”), and their bank accounts are under a parent company’s name.
If there are any discrepancies with your bank, such as cases of fraud or identity theft, a forged signature may be the only way to prove you didn’t write and authorize the check.
It doesn’t seem like anyone cares too much one way or the other from what I can tell. Nowadays, people use whatever they feel like, apparently.  One person responded to say they used that section for their own purposes and that was to write in the name of the person who the check was from.
The bank takes the deposit slip away from you, so what good does it do you to enter a reminder to yourself in the thing?
If you are writing it out to a business write out whatever the business has asked you to fill in.
As a quick tip I write a line through the rest of the empty space so people can’t easily add more words to the end to make the check worth more. At first I was concerned about the security of it but after doing some research learned that it’s secure and actually safer than going into the bank. You wait for the payee to cash the check in and your account shows you have more money until they do.
Nothing worse than being in line at the grocery and the person in front of you writes a check. Like you we have most things automated but there are a few things we still need to write checks for.
For as small our public school was I’m pretty grateful of some of the things they had on their curriculum. The fee to cover the paperwork involved will be automatically deducted from your checking account.
Take it slow the first few times you write a check to sidestep any delays in processing your payment, and afterwards, you’ll be an expert. Another person wrote in to say they don’t even use deposit slips any more since they just use the ATM and their bank just asks them to stick all the checks into an envelope and insert. This field will be used to determine the value of the check if there is a discrepancy between the numbers amount and the words amount. Yet another person banks with an institution that allows him to scan his checks and make a deposit without even stepping foot in the bank.  Wow. Fill in the currency section with the currency amount, and any coins on the coin line.  You will also include rolls of coins in the coin section.
The bank number on which the check was drawn has been entered (Note, this is different from the check number).



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